Beach Cities Cycling Club Newsletter June 19, 2017


Beach Cities Cycling Club Newsletter

June 19, 2017 Edition


Wednesday Afternoon Riders


Saturday's L4 group


Saturday's L3 crew above, and their fearless leader, Bill Ungar, below



20 L1/2 riders went on an urban adventure to explore Nichols Canyon, Lake Hollywood, Silver Lake and Frogtown.

 At Lake Hollywood - 



Later, we headed to Spoke Bicycle Cafe in LA's Frogtown  for some well needed shade, refreshment and vittles. Avocado Toast was quite popular.



Sherri Sussman, all smiles


Riding through downtown LA. 


Sunday Riders


THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SENDS IN PHOTOS!

Take a picture of a recent Club ride?  Accomplish something noteworthy on the bike?   

Write a story? Share an anecdote?

Email me by Sunday night for consideration in that week's Club newsletter.

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BOARD REPORT

Go Ride!

Thanks Mike & Trish!!!!

A special thanks to Mike Bechtol  &  Trish Botsko!!  Phillips 66 has funded  two Volunteer Grants on behalf of Mike and Trish.  We appreciate Mike and Trish directing the matching funds to BCCClub, which funds will be used for the Bicycle Education programs. 

As a reminder, if your company does have a matching grants program, consider BCCC as part of your charitable giving plans.


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BCCC ANNUAL MEETING

July 19, 2017

Beach Cities Health District basement

630PM-8PM

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RIDE LEADERS' CORNER

We meet the second Wednesday of every month at 630PM. Cookies provided. Bring your own "punch".

BCHD basement.


GROUP RIDING ETIQUETTE 

TIP OF THE WEEK

Avoid making sudden braking and erratic movements within the group. Try to maintain a steady pace and straight line when riding in a group.  If you are going to make any movements within the bunch please signal these movements.

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New Kit Time??

A limited supply of the latest Club kit, plus our older styles, are available on the Club Store.

Sizes are limited to a quantity of one or two - so act now!

Contact Peter Richardson for more details.

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RIVIERA VILLAGE BIKE CORRAL,JUNE 24TH/25TH

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

10AM TO 7PM, in 3 hour shifts.

Sign up here.

Contact President Jim for details, etc.

And...get a free T-shirt!!

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More information here.

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56TH CHEVRON GRAND PRIX


The 56th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix returns this year on July 30!  One of the country's longest continuous running cycling events, sponsored by local club South Bay Wheelmen!

Come out to the course by Live Oak Park in Manhattan Beach to watch bicycle racing at its best. This Beach Cities tradition this year will have an added element of excitement as the course will be raced counter-clockwise instead of the usual clockwise direction.  There's fun for the whole family as the Chevron Kid's Zone will be expanded this year. And of course we will have the kids' races, a crowd favorite.

Details here: www.mbgp.com

The Club will have a booth at the Grand Prix event. We need a few volunteers to represent the Club and recruit for the Best Buddies Challenge Ride on Sept 9th. Contact Jim, @ jim_hannon@bccclub.org   if you are interested in helping.

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AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR

A new weekly feature highlighting services offered by our sponsors.


The practice of personal injury law is about helping those who need it the most, victims of injury and their families deserve fair compensation so they can obtain proper medical treatment and put their lives back together. AgnewBrusavich handles cases in a variety of practice areas and help injured clients in a wide range of situations, including motor vehicle and bicycle accidents, workplace accidents, premises liability and medical malpractice. 

AgnewBrusavich has awarded over 570 college scholarships to local graduating high school graduates over the last 24 years. Gerry Agnew is an avid track cyclist and his firm has sponsored several BCCC training sessions at the StubHub Velodrome in Carson.

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FOR SALE


 TREK 7.7 FX Hybrid. 100% carbon, Bontrager accessories.  20 speed Shimano Tiagra componentry. 2200 miles, excellent condition. $900. Contact Julian Katz here for more details. Washer/dryer not included.

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NEW MEMBERS

Welcome Richard Meller, Jerome Unatin, Thao Hoang and Mark Knight!!

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BOB'S BUN RIDE

Departs 830AM, Catalina Coffee


6/23 - Thyme Cafe, SaMo

6/30 - Whole Foods, Playa Vista




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SAVE THE DATE - JULY 1ST.

RETURN TO MOUNT BALDY......

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SATURDAY, JUNE 24

Access route sheets and the club calendar by going here.


L1/2/3 - SULLIVAN CANYON

The third, and last, in a series of new routes. Pick your crew and ride along.

Head north to SaMo and take San Vicente to Bundy.

Up 'n' down Bundy.

Cut over Kenter, and ride up Homewood, and descend back to Sunset. Then go west on Sunset to Sullivan, just past Mandeville (if you can't resist, go up Mandy first). Climb Sullivan Canyon to the end, and return. Continue West on Sunset, take a little trip to the top of Amalfi, then back to Ocean Ave and home.

53 miles, 2000 feet. So not too bad....

L1- Matt Peck

L2-Mike Bechtol

L3- Mark Tagawa


L4-  THE SPOKE IS BROKE

Ride with Sam Gengo on the Broken Spoke ride around MdR. 29 miles, flat.

In the interest of safety, whenever it is either actively raining or the ride route has wet roads, it is club policy to cancel a club ride.  Club members may still choose to meet and ride in these conditions; however, the ride will not be considered an official club ride. 

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LANTERNE ROUGE

 






Club Ride Schedule

Click on the above link to the Club's ride calendar for complete description of rides and links to maps & route slips.

Saturday:

8:00AM from

Catalina Coffee Company

126 N. Catalina Avenue

Redondo Beach.

All levels.

Occasional remote starts.


Sunday:

9:00AM from

Redondo Union High School

(Parking Lot)

Rides 12-30+ miles

around Palos Verdes

All levels



Tuesday:
 

9:00AM from

Catalina Coffee Company

Santa Monica and back

Options to go further,

as desired 35-50+ miles

Pace dictated by riders


Wednesday:

4:00PM from

Catalina Coffee Company

Palos Verdes Hilly Ride

20-25 miles


Thursday:

9:00AM, from

Manhattan Beach Pier

North to Ballona Creek

turnaround at Centinela

OR head north for longer

rides 25-50+ miles

Ride usually ends at a

Hermosa Beach coffee shop

Pace dictated by riders



5:45PM Nightriderz led

by Coach Tim O'Crowley

Meet at Malaga Cove, loop

around golf course then head 

towards Lunada Bay


LIGHTS REQUIRED!


Friday:

Bob's Bun  Ride, 8:30AM

Catalina Coffee Company

L4 Pace 20-40 miles


Don't ride alone!

Check out the Club's Facebook Page for other riding opportunities posted by club members,or post one yourself.


Officers/Directors

Club President:

Jim Hannon

Vice President:

Julian Katz

Secretary:

Susan Callaway

Treasurer:

Lori Wade

Member-at-Large:

Peter Richardson

Ride Leader Directors:

Mathew Peck

Mario Obejas

Adult Bicycling Education Directors:

Sam Gengo Jack Bauer

Youth Education:

Jim Hannon

Steve Reichlin

Diversion  Project:

Jim Hannon

Jack Bauer

Web Master:

Randy Ross

Social Director:

Lesley Siegel

Membership & Volunteer Director:

Debbie Hannon

Sponsorship Director:

Fred Fasen

Newsletter Directors:

Matthew Peck

Jim Hannon

Bike Corral:

David Hui

Insurance:

Jim Hannon

Grants:

Debbie Hannon

Community Outreach:

Bonnie Nixon


Our Club Sponsors:             












BCCC supports:

California Association of Bicycling Organizations

South Bay Bicycle Coalition

League of American Bicyclists

Cal Bicycle Coalition

Bicycle Angels


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